"Grandpa Gary, I just want to be a regular person."

This from the wisdom of Trent, when he was five years old. He is very into Thomas the Train, Vader from the movie CARS, & Speed Racer. He loves to hide, play tag, get chased,  chase, & sanitation. He is a hand washer & toilet seat cover expert. He is cute, & playful with artist talent & moods just like your children, grandkids & all children. He is a player & a gift to the universe. 
 Recently Trent was asked “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Expectations were train engineer, race car driver, or artist, he replied “I just want to be a regular person.” 
Wow, what a surprising & curious answer. It felt like when one notices the first falling leaf of fall, or the first snow flake. It was cool; I wish I had said that.
 Grandpa Gary pondered this & began asking  questions.
    What does he mean? 
    What is a regular person?
How has his experience of life lead him to this moment?
Can he keep this simplicity?

        'Tis the gift to be simple, 'tis the gift to be free,
        'Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be,
        And when we find ourselves in the place just right,
        'Twill be in the valley of love and delight.
        When true simplicity is gain'd,
        To bow and to bend we shan't be asham'd,
        To turn, turn will be our delight,
        Till by turning, turning we come round right.

Will Trent stays this simple? Will life be this easy for him?  I don’t know, but I hope so.  I hope Trent, & our other grandkids Zoe & Gage & your children, all childrencan feel, love & enjoy a happy world. There will be suffering, but misery is optional. 

There is so much unknown in the mind of a five year old & this soon to be 63 year old.

I know I want, have desires, needs, goals, excuses, & much more.

I know children head down the garden path & will fall in the mud, smell & step on the roses, get lost, get found, cry & laugh & have little pockets of silence & converse with the divine.

I hope the simplicity & magic happens and we share it with each other.